YORK Handmade Brick Company has played a role in the creation of the new Art and Design Technology Centre at Pocklington School through a £78,000 contract.

York Handmade, based at Alne, near Easingwold, supplied 31,000 bricks for the exterior of the new £2.5 million building, together with 4,300 terracotta tiles for the interior floor.

David Armitage, chairman of York Handmade, said: “It was a tremendous honour to be asked to provide our bricks and tiles for such a prestigious project. Pocklington School has a long and proud artistic heritage and this stunning new building reflects this.

“We were commissioned by York architect Simon Mitchell, who has used our products on several projects before.

The new building will be completed by November.